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Kenya Tours & Holidays

Small Group Tours & Tailor-Made Holidays

Overview

The quintessential African safari destination, Kenya is home to the full sweeping range of wild African landscapes. The stuff of dreams and wildlife documentaries, its vast plains shake under the thundering onslaught of thousands of wildebeest and antelope, whilst the ever-present predators take centre stage as the epic drama unfolds. It really is everything that you imagined Africa would be, from cheetahs sitting on termite mounds, to crocodiles basking by the banks of the Mara River, just waiting ...

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TAILOR-MADE HOLIDAYS

Whether you want to travel on one of our award-winning itineraries or build your own journey from scratch, our expert consultants will help create the perfect tour for your tastes and budget. Below are a few suggestions of the kind of trips we can offer, all of which can be tailored to you.

SUGGESTED ITINERARIES

TAILOR-MADE

Classic Kenya

Tick off all of Kenya’s most famous national parks and reserves such as Amboseli and Maasai Mara, as well as its most prized game and wildlife including lion, buffalo and rhino; and learn about it all with the locals
9 days from A$9,352
TAILOR-MADE

Kenya In Style

Experience Kenya in absolute luxury with this itinerary fit for any special, splurge occasion. The accommodation is all located within Kenya’s highlight destinations and are perfect for a safari or pampering experience
12 days from A$15,531
TAILOR-MADE

Wild Kenya

Get the hiking boots out and explore Kenya’s vast plains by foot, following and learning about the ancient Maasai trails. This is coupled with a variety of camping and lodging options that provide eclectic experiences
10 days from A$11,091

HIGHLIGHTS OF KENYA

BEST EXPERIENCES

TOP PLACES TO VISIT

Amboseli National Park

Found in the far south of Kenya, the game-rich Amboseli National Park is often missed off itineraries in favour of more well-known parks but this shouldn't be the case. Large herds of elephant are ...

Laikipia Wildlife Reserve

The game-rich Laikipia Wildlife Reserve spreads north west from the lower slopes of Mount Kenya and is a worthy addition to any Kenya itinerary. The reserve is actually made up of a number of privately ...

Maasai Mara Conservancies

Found to the North of the main Maasai Mara National Reserve, the eight conservancies that surround the Maasai Mara offer visitors a truly wonderful safari experience. Their location means that they ...

Lewa & Borana Wildlife Conservancies

Located around one hour from each other in central Kenya, both the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and the Borana Wildlife Conservancy serve to protect the critically endangered black rhino and Grevy's zebra,...

Samburu National Reserve

At the Samburu National Reserve, the focus is very much on alternative activities, with visitors able to explore the area on foot, by quad bike and also via camel. Further to the east, the Shaba National ...

OUR FAVOURITE PLACES TO STAY

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Borana Lodge, Borana Wildlife Conservancy

A stay at Borana Lodge affords stunning views out across the dry plains of Laikipia to the snow-capped massif of Mount Kenya. Owner run and managed, this is an absolute paradise for visitors looking to…
Luxury | Tented Camp

Elephant Bedroom Camp, Samburu National Reserve

Occupying an idyllic location on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River, Elephant Bedroom Camp is simple yet stylish with 12 spacious, rustic chic safari tents. Each has roll-up fronts and sides with…
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Kicheche Mara Camp, Maasai Mara Conservancies

Found deep in the famed Mara North Conservancy, Kicheche Mara Camp boasts a Gold Ecotourism rating, so it is rightly regarded as one of the most ecologically friendly camps in Kenya. There are eight…
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Laikipia Wilderness Camp, Laikipia Wildlife Reserve

Laikipia Wilderness Camp offers its guests a chance to enjoy a wonderfully rustic safari experience in one of Kenya’s most scenic landscapes. Whilst the camp may lack some of the luxuries offered by…
Luxury | Lodge

Lewa Wilderness, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

Lewa Wilderness is arguably one of the best-known lodges in Kenya, and remains home to the Craig family, pioneers of conservation in Kenya. With just nine rooms, this small property has a very homely…
Superior | Tented Camp

Porini Amboseli Lodge, Amboseli National Park

Porini Amboseli Lodge is tucked away within the Selenkay Conservancy of the Amboseli National Park. The camp is relatively small with just 10 spacious guest tents, all of which are nicely spread apart…
Luxury | Lodge

Sasaab, Samburu National Reserve

Sasaab is one of the most stylish and luxurious safari camps in northern Kenya. Occupying a beautiful location in the Westgate Conservancy, this is a wonderful spot to spend a few days in the lap of…
Luxury | Lodge

Sosian, Laikipia Wildlife Reserve

The old 1940s ranch house of Sosian is one of the most iconic properties in Kenya and a superb place to spend your time whilst in this stunning part of the country. Small and boasting wonderful…
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Tawi Lodge, Amboseli National Park

Tawi Lodge has an enviable location within the Tawi Conservancy of the Amboseli National Park and Kilimanjaro as its backdrop. Each of the 13 guest cottages are spacious and beautifully designed with…

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WHEN TO GO

INSPIRATION

Meet the expert, Jamie

Jamie is our Sub Saharan expert, who has travelled extensively in the region.

Speak to Jamie by calling
+44 (0)20 3944 6258

Do as many night drives as possible- your best time to see elusive nocturnal mammals as well as some of the predators hunting. Whilst on the drive, look out for the reflecting eyes...

USEFUL INFORMATION

Health and Vaccinations 

There are no mandatory immunisations for travellers to Kenya though you should be up-to-date with Typhoid, Tetanus, Polio and Hepatitis A. There is a risk of yellow fever transmission and Malaria is present in some parts of Kenya, so we recommend you seek advice from your local GP or travel centre as to the correct immunisations and preventative treatments. 

Currency 

In Kenya the unit of currency is the Shilling.  

To check out the latest exchange rate for the places that you are visiting you can go to www.oanda.com

Cultural Sensitivity 

On our tours you will frequently interact with local people, each with their own distinct customs and traditions. We therefore ask you to be considerate and to treat them with respect. Your tour-leaders and guides will always be able to advise you accordingly. 

Language & Religion 

The official language of Kenya is Swahili, or Kiswahili to give the official name! English is also widely spoken and there are a number of tribal dialects in various area, particularly out towards the coast. In total there is thought to be around 69 different languages spoken.  

The vast majority of Kenyans are Christians, and the Anglican and Roman Catholic Churches are the most established Christian denominations. Other well-established African religions and denominations include the African Inland Church (AIC), Seventh Day Adventists (SDA), and the Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA). In addition, there are a number of Evangelical churches and Independent African Christian churches. 

Islam is the other major religion in Kenya. Followers include both Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims. The largest number of Muslims in Kenya are found in Mombasa and the neighbouring coastal regions, as well as the north-eastern regions of Kenya. Nairobi also has numerous mosques and a notable Muslim following. 

Time 

Kenya is 3 hours ahead of GMT. 

A useful website to check the time zone differences is www.worldtimezone.com.  

Food and drink 

Kenyan food covers all bases from the wonderfully exotic and eclectic to the most basic street food, and all of it is delightful! Alcohol is also widely available and local beers are well worth trying. The wine is mainly imported from South Africa and spirits are freely available.